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Tell Congress: Protect Victims of Military Sexual Assault - PETITION!!


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Robert
- 277 days ago - endsexualassault.com
Help us fight for justice for our military members: they deserve a justice system worthy of their service. With the Senate poised to vote, we need your voice right now.



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Sue H. (7)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 3:54 pm
Noted and signed, thanks.
 

GGmaSheila D. (153)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 4:00 pm
We shouldn't need a petition to criminalize these criminals! A real man doesn't need to rape, or drug and rape...
 

Michela m. (3868)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 4:09 pm
S&N
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 4:22 pm
Thank you for standing with democratic leaders to support legislation protecting victims of military sexual assault. One is too many but to have it be on average of 71 per day is way of the charts too many. The military must do a better job at education at the get go and monitor things better. They must take serious the complaints and deal in a humane fashion with those who are suffering from this.
 

Jessica K. (91)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 4:40 pm
Very important petition. Signed and noted. Thanks.
 

Judy B. (57)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 4:46 pm
Signed thanks.
 

Alan Lambert (89)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 6:06 pm
Signed, of course, for our service women and men who have been victims of these predators.
 

F gonefourdays F. (110)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 6:37 pm
Noted and signed to put a stop to the military rape culture. Thanks, Robert.
 

Robert B. (57)
Saturday November 16, 2013, 8:15 pm
Every case needs to be investigated with the welfare and rights of the victim in mind. There is no excuse for this sort of thing.
 

Candy L. (477)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 2:51 am
Thanks, Signed & Tweeted
 

Terrie Williams (768)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 8:16 am
Signed and shared in private email. Noted. Thanks Robert!
 

Natasha Salgado (518)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 8:44 am
Def signed-thx Robert
 

Kit B. (277)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 10:06 am

Signed and shared. Thanks Bob. This issue has faded from the headlines, that does not mean that we now have "fixed" the problem. This happens every day to both men and women. The military can and must set up an active committee to review what does not work, and make suggestions for what will work and present that to Congress. Ignoring this only makes it worse.


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Thank you for standing with democratic leaders to support legislation protecting victims of military sexual assault. We need as many voices as possible to show Congress we want this bill passed. Please share this with your family and friends and ask them to add their names.

- See more at: http://endsexualassault.com/thanks/?id=dailykos_sp#sthash.VCSo2suD.dpuf

 

Vicky P. (462)
Sunday November 17, 2013, 7:50 pm
noted, signed
 

Alfred Donovan (45)
Monday November 18, 2013, 2:00 am
The system brutalities those who join the forces and they in turn brutalize each other.The penalties for rape should be draconian.
 

Joanna W. (71)
Monday November 18, 2013, 2:47 am
done im with!
 

Ed V. (170)
Monday November 18, 2013, 6:07 am

S&N, Thanks
 

ewoud k. (73)
Monday November 18, 2013, 10:14 am
Noted, and -of course- signed.

Thanks Robert!
 

Kathy Bergquist (0)
Monday November 18, 2013, 2:13 pm
Noted and have already signed. Thanks, though.
 

Franshisca Dearmas (91)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 2:54 am
Noted and signed. TY Robert
 

Inge Bjorkman (137)
Tuesday November 19, 2013, 11:56 pm
and some people feel protected by the military.
these people are damaged and carries a lot of psychological problems, the only solution is to stop the war and bring peace, then we can all feel protected.

Love, why not?
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (379)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 12:13 am
Noted and signed, thanks Robert and Dandelion.
 

Dimitris Dallis (2)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 1:28 am
I told them Robert :)
Soon they will change behaviour :)
 

A F. (130)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 2:27 am
done, thanks
 

John Holton (357)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 3:36 am
S and N
 

Birgit W. (144)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 4:53 am
Signed.
 

Arild Warud (163)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 5:15 am
Signed.
 

Mike M. (55)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 7:02 am
N&S
 

. (0)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 1:35 pm
done
 

Lisa Neste (694)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 1:58 pm
Thank you for standing with democratic leaders to support legislation protecting victims of military sexual assault. We need as many voices as possible to show Congress we want this bill passed.
 

SuSanne P. (182)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 2:05 pm
Thank you dearly Bob, and Dandelion for the share. DEFINITELY SIGNED!
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 2:54 pm
SO SIGNED!
 

Lois Jordan (54)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 4:34 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Robert.....and Dandelion for the link.
 

. (0)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 4:50 pm
Signed and Noted.
 

SJ J. (116)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 5:43 pm
Done, thanks Robert and Dandelion for sharing
 

Judith C. (104)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 10:18 pm
Signed
 

Susan Allen (221)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 5:24 pm
Noted signed and shared.

Personally, I think this goes back to women going into the military on a more equal footing with men. I think many military leaders have a mindset that women do not belong and turning a blind eye to rape is just their way of punishing them. Our congress pretty much feels the same way, that women don't belong, or they would do something, but they don't. In fact, they are waging their own war against women. Of course, this doesn't explain the men who are also sexually abused; not to the extent that women are of course, but it still definitely happens. If military leaders truly wanted to put a stop to this, it would not take congress to do anything, they could take care of it tout suite. They simply have no desire to stop it.

And though many may not wish to hear it, I wholeheartedly believe it has much to do with the prevalence of religion within our military now, as well as in congress, not to mention the rest of the government, local, state and federal. I worked as a civilian for the Army about 15 years. I started in 1973 when religion was not so prevalent. Sure, the military has always had chaplains, etc., but in 1980 or 1981, religion really started to take a front seat. That was when they started having mandatory "prayer breakfasts" on a weekly basis for the officers and on a monthly basis for the enlisted soldiers. I honestly wonder if people realize how religious our military has actually become over the last 30 years. It should not be so, but it is and I have no doubt that many muslim countries look at many of the heinous things the US does as waging a "holy" crusade of sorts. And I'm not so sure our own military leaders don't look at it the very same way. I mean there's no doubt that George Bush referred to the Iraq war as a christian crusade.
 

john byrne (52)
Friday November 22, 2013, 4:04 am

SIGNED
 

Gina Caracci (231)
Friday November 22, 2013, 6:44 pm
signed for the 2nd or 3rd time..lol
Susan Allen nailed it IMO
TY!
 
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